Elsevier Author Workshop
How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal
Senior Publisher, Life Sciences Department, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Knowing the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to send it to, is really helpful in getting your paper accepted. In addition, understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process.
After attending this free two hour workshop, as participants you will have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper. You will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. You are also made aware of what aspects of your papers Editors, Reviewers, and Publishers look at critically, and to ensure that in taking care of these areas, your papers are much more likely to be accepted. Dealing with referees’ comments and the art of polite rebuttal are also described such that these can be used to improve the submitted paper suitably. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc are also clearly explained such that you will have a clear understanding of what your responsibilities are, what is allowed, and what is not permitted.
These insights into the publishing process will enable you to be more confident as an author in the world of science publishing, and so should help you get your papers published more easily.